IF - Round

My Illustration Friday entry for this week...

Elf with Hammer
pastel on paper

This little elf has so much to do to get ready for Christmas. If he only new where he left his nails!

I've been experimenting with scanned pencil drawings. This sketch was scanned, edited to darken the lines and clean it up a bit. Then I printed it on art paper and added the color with pan pastels, soft pastels and pastel pencils.


We Eat Food That's Fresh! at New Seasons Market!

 New cafe dining area at New Seasons Market
Illustrations from We Eat Food That's Fresh!

My original illustrations from the book, We Eat Food That's Fresh! have been chosen to be on exhibit  New Seasons Market in Vancouver, Washington for the grand opening celebrations. There are 11 New Seasons Markets in Portland and this will be the first to open in Vancouver. They will be on display in the cafe dining area through the end of December.
New Seasons Market is all about quality, fresh, local products and community.  Danielle Halstead, the store manager, put it this way, "New Seasons Market represents everything I love about the Northwest — good people, good food and good intentions." For that reason, I'm thrilled that  We Eat Food That's Fresh! will be available at all twelve of the New Seasons Markets!During the summer I had the pleasure of doing  some pastel painting of local scenes en plein air. They will also be on exhibit in the cafe dining area (pictured top/right).

Hope you can stop by, see this beautiful new market, and have a taste. As the chef in We Eat Food That's Fresh! would say, "try something new!"

Click to see the video of the Grand Opening Celebration